Revolutionary War-dated partly-printed DS, signed “F. Hopkinson,” one page, 8.25 x 4, September 1778. Sight draft issued by Hopkinson as Treasurer of Loans, in full: "At Thirty Days Sight of this Fourth Bill, First, Second and Third not paid, pay to Peter Gallaudet or Order, Thirty-six Dollars, in One Hundred and Eighty Livres Tournois, for Interest due on Money borrowed by the United States." Signed at the conclusion by Hopkinson and countersigned by Thomas Smith as commissioner of the Continental Loan Office for Pennsylvania. In very good condition, with multiple holes to the document, two of which slightly affect the signature. Accompanied by an engraved portrait bearing a facsimile signature. From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.
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